Friday, May 10, 2013

I am So Happy!

After a long stressful week at work, a lovely ray of sun arrived this afternoon in the mailbox.

The oh-so-generous Steve at An Urban Cottage had a little giveaway last week and ... I won!  It's a lovely pillow cover from his friend Carol Beck at 6 Wilson an Etsy virtual pillow shop in the Boston area.
If you're in the market for a beautifully made pillow, check out her site, and be sure to tell her that a very satisfied owner sent you.

Do you see how well it matches my sofa?  and how it brings a bit of spring into my house.
I couldn't be happier!

Thanks, Steve!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

What's Up, Doc?

Apparently the rabbits prefer Romaine to leaf lettuce.
Guess I should be thankful for that.
Of course, I prefer Romaine, too!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May Showers

Thunder is rolling in tonight, as if from the Hall of the Mountain King, but bringing with it much needed beneficial rain - the April showers that never really materialized... well, in April. 
Despite today's cloudy outlook, it was a good week in the garden - and I lifted only a few fingers.
The wave of lavender continues with lilac and the first clematis in bloom.
But there's still plenty of pink, too.
And, be still my heart!  Last year's fledgling cutting garden has self-seeded.  Plenty of Love-in-the-Mist  and scabiosa coming on strong.  Thanks, Belinda!

I have added lots of zinnia seeds to the freebies from last year.  Now, I just need to force myself to cut it heavily and bring it inside. 

I find myself wanting to sit and enjoy it, and not do anything - you know, like work.  Mulch is next!

Come join me on the deck for your favorite adult beverage - seriously!